Volume 3 No. 20 |May 27, 2021
With Donna Roberts Mitchell
Sharing our wealth of arts and culture. We're having an ARTS BLAST!

Promoting The Arts & Arts Councils Everywhere

Notes from the editor:

For this holiday weekend, Arts Blast is taking it easy. Back next week with The Guys Have It!

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In This Issue
Memorial Day Weekend - Take Time to Remember Why
It's a Blue Star Summer! Museums by Area

Dezmond Rogers at First Pres

Cars Galore!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamCoat at Riverside for Kids!

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Listen to Cultural Connection on the Air Sundays at 8 a.m. on WAXE 1370 AM and 107.9 FM and on iHeartRadio.com. Replays are now online on the Cultural Council's website.
We're still looking for the currently cat-less person out there who can offer our late artist friend Arlia Almond's Kino a loving, one-cat home. All he needs is an empty lap and an indoor spot to curl up for a day of napping and nature gazing. He has several years of experience living with an artist, reader, and fellow napper, and will bring his own toys and dishes. Email Julie Lounibos if you have any leads. JulieLounibos@gmail.com
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The Vero Beach Art Club is looking for corporate sponsors for the 2022 Under the Oaks Fine Arts and Crafts Show, March 11-13, 2022. Contact Sue Dinenno 772 321-8701

Dezmond Rogers at First Pres

Dezmond Rogers, IRCHS Alumni and graduate of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, will present a Double Bass recital on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 3:00pm. The concert, featuring accompaniment by Dr. Jacob Craig, will take place in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach. Admission is free; a $10 donation is suggested.
Dezmond Rogers has been a musician for as long as he can remember, and he fell in love with the Double Bass when he was twelve. He spent his time playing music with his family and multiple contemporary bands at Indian River Charter High School under the instruction of Lenore Peloso, David Mundy, David Heroux, and Dr. Ray Adams. In addition to the staff of Indian River Charter High School, Dezmond attributes much of his love and skill in music to his mother, Joy Keplar. A self-taught classical bassist, he made his way up to becoming a member of the Florida All-State Orchestra for several years. He then met Dr. Brian Powell in early 2016, who took Rogers under his wing to help him prepare for college auditions. He won a scholarship from the Vero Beach Choral Society, and received a full scholarship to the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
Rogers has attended festivals throughout Florida and, in 2019, he toured with the Cuban American Youth Orchestra. In addition to classical Double Bass, Dezmond loves and plays all types of music and has a fascination with instrument repair and building. He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia – the world’s oldest and largest secret national fraternal society in music- and has spent time as music director of the Beta Tau Chapter at UM.
Old Car News!
Earlier this month, Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers received a donated antique Calliope vehicle. The 1914 Model T is installed with a working pipe organ. Upon arriving, the organ will be played outside prior to moving the vehicle to its reserved spot inside the museum. 

Donated by Michelle and Dale Day of Fort Myers, the car has previously been on display during the Estates' antique Ford car shows. The Day family has also donated a 1923 Model T to the Estates. 
The Calliope was originally designed for use in a circus and was called a "circus truck." Many were steam powered and used to bring up the rear of the circus parade. These vehicles were generally homemade or converted and it is unknown how many were made; however, there are currently about 2,000 calliopes in existence.

With the addition of the Calliope, the site will have 10 antique cars. General admission includes the museum, where visitors can see five other vehicles: a 1937 Ford Coupe, 1914 Model T, 1907 Model G Cadillac, 1918 Chuckwagon, and a 1916 Model T that belonged to Thomas Edison. Across the street, there are four other vehicles on the Ford property: a 1923 Model T, 1929 Model A, 1917 Model TT, and a 1921 Square Cab. 

Visitors can learn more about antique cars during the specialty Automotive Tour, offered on Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Led by Automotive Curator, James Moss, the tour covers the different types of Ford models on site, how the cars were produced and how to operate and start a vehicle. Tickets for Automotive Tours are $40 for non-members or $15 for Edison Ford members. For more information, visit EdisonFord.org.

The Dauer Museum of Classic Cars is located at 10801 NW 50th St., Sunrise. Doors open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nights and weekends are by appointment. Call 954-739-0978. Admission is $12.50. Military and first responders are free
Cars at the Elliott - Rachelle "Rocky" Grady

Each year, the Council on Aging of Martin County at the Kane Center presents the SAGE Awards to recognize the many contributions of seniors on the Treasure Coast. For the 2020 awards, the Elliott Museum nominated Rachelle "Rocky" Grady for the Art & Culture Award. Rocky is a 90 pound (+ or -) dynamo who has been a driving force in promoting the Elliott Museum’s car collection, and is a current member on the museum’s Board of Directors. The Council on Aging will be recognizing her on May 19.
Rocky first fell in love with the old garage in the original Elliott Museum, and was eager to take on a variety of projects. When the original Elliott Museum was demolished to make way for the new structure, Rocky was determined to keep the annual car show going. So, in 2011 and 2012, Rocky stepped up, and the car show took place at Witham Field. The new Museum opened in March 2013 and she renamed the event “Classics at the Beach,” which has been the museum’s most significant annual fund-raiser.

Rocky also initiated “Octane & Opulence,” which has evolved into two very popular exhibits. She also is the car gal you see at the Pine School’s “100 Years of Cars.” Rocky and her wonderful husband Henry are also Life Members of the Historical Society of Martin County, having reached and crossed that magical line of giving.
For those who like to work on their own classic car, truck or motorcycle, the Elliott Museum has opened up its garages to the local car community.

Come out and join us for some garage fun! Donations are gratefully accepted.

To make an appointment or for more information, contact Jim at 305-878-7795 or email him at jferrare@hsmc-fl.com.
It's a Blue Star Summer!
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.
The 2021 Blue Star Museums program began on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15 and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 6. Participating museums include children's museums, art museums, history and science museums, zoos, nature centers, and more.
Vero Beach Museum of Art
Elliott Museum
House of Refuge
Flagler Museum

Polk County Historical Museum
Boca Raton
Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Boynton Beach
Schoolhouse Children's Museum & Learning Center
Coral Gables
Coral Gables Museum
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
Daytona Beach
The Museum of Arts & Sciences
Gateway Center for the Arts
Museum of Florida Art
Museum of the Americas
Fort Lauderdale
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Historic Stranahan House Museum
International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
Stonewall National Museum & Archives
Fort Myers
Imaginarium Science Center
Southwest Florida Museum of History
Fort Pierce
National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum
Florida Museum of Natural History
History of Diving Museum
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
Jacksonville Beach
Beaches Museum & History Park
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Key West
Custom House Museum
Fort East Martello
Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters Museum
VT&M - Museum of Military History
Explorations V Children's Museum
Polk Museum of Art
Armed Forces History Museum
Art & History Museums-Maitland
Miami Science Museum
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Miami Beach
Bass Museum of Art
Museum of Military Memorabilia, Inc.
North Miami
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Appleton Museum of Art
Orange County Regional History Center
Orlando Museum of Art
Historic Spanish Point
Manatee County Agricultural Museum, Inc.
Destination Archaeology Resource Center
T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum
Plant City
Plant City Photo Archives and History Center
Gadsden Arts Center
Saint Augustine
Lightner Museum
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
G.WIZ - The Science Museum
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
The Children's Museum of the Highlands
St. Petersburg
Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg, Florida, Inc.
Carrie Meek- James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum
Knott House Museum
Museum of Florida History
Tallahassee Museum
Henry B. Plant Museum
Tampa Museum of Art Cornelia Corbett Center 
Tarpon Springs
Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society
Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
Vero Beach
Indian River Citrus Museum
Vero Beach Museum of Art
West Palm Beach
Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum
South Florida Science Museum
Winter Park
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College
Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family."
Performances are Thursday, June 3rd at 6:30pm; Friday, June 4th at 6:30pm; and Saturday, June 5th at 2pm & 6:30pm. 

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or online at www.RiversideTheatre.com.
Morse Museum Update
Opened this spring:

 Chinese Blue and White Porcelain exhibits a fantastic array of porcelain objects collected over the course of forty years by lifelong Orlando residents Dr. Benjamin L. and Nancy Abberger and recently donated to the Morse Museum by the Abberger family. To see these objects arranged in the style of Jeannette McKean, the Morse Museum’s founder, really gives viewers a chance to better understand this art form and appreciate these pieces as artists like Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) and James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) did. The works in the vignette are all on view for the first time.
Also opened, Watercolors from Louis Comfort Tiffany’s “Little Arcadia”: An exhibit sure to perfectly blend new acquisitions and long-standing, beloved pieces the McKeans collected with the behind the scenes and the undeniably appreciated, as well as—if that wasn’t enough—the influence of the women and their creative force in Tiffany’s studios, something that Louis C. Tiffany deeply encouraged.

Photos: Courtesy of The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, FL
Calling All Regional Artists for the 31st Annual All Florida Juried Art Show
Contact Email: Jhearn@martinarts.org
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Florida
Entry Deadline: 7/31/21
Audubon of Martin County Winners
Announcing the winners of the Jensen Beach Elementary School's "My Favorite Bird" Art & Essay Contest!

• Mia Stiver - Snowy Owl, 5th Grade
3rd Grade 
1st Place - Landon G - Owl 
2nd Place - Brianna Morin – Chicken
3rd Place - Alana Zaccheo – Flamingo
4th Grade
1st Place – Solei Fein – Toucan
2nd Place -- Keira Kelly – Flamingo
3rd Place – Liting Lin – Prothonotary Warbler
5th Grade
1st Place – Mia Stiver – Snowy Owl
2nd Place – Desiree Washington – Toucan
3rd Place – Tie
• Skylar Peruski – Sandhill Crane
• Ty D. – Great Egret 
• Skylar Peruski – “Lunch Time!” - Sandhill Crane Essay, 5th Grade
3rd Grade
1st Place – Holden Mills – Lilac-breasted Roller Essay
2nd Place – Isla Grace – Bella the Barn Owl
3rd Place – Cameron Hubbard – Cardinal Essay
5th Grade
1st Place - Tie
• Timothy Brutto – A Day in the Life of a Grey Catbird
• Skylar Peruski – “Lunch Time!” - Sandhill Crane Essay
2nd Place – Tie –
• Ethan Suarez – Great Potoo Essay
• Kaitlyn Krause – Toucan Essay
3rd Place – Evelyn Cobb-Jones – One-footed Pigeon
Congratulations to all!
PHOTO: GRAND PRIZE in the Art Category -- Mia Stiver's - Snowy Owl, 5th Grade
CCIRC's 2021-2022
Cultural Arts Events Guide 2021 - 2022 will be published as usual in booklet form and 20,000 books will be disseminated throughout our county and beyond. It will also be available in digital form on our website in the same booklet format with pages you can turn online. We will publicize this online Guide option on our website and through social media encouraging web users to access it for long term planning. This allows for potential visitors, potential new residents, and current residents and visitors to view the guide online from anywhere in the world which greatly expands the potential clients your ad reaches.

Deadline for ad agreement is June 15.
Call for Art:

Location: Intergenerational Recreation Center, 1590 9th Street SW, Vero Beach
Exhibit Title: Vacation Doings and Destinations
Theme: Near or far away places or favorites activities spent during that most coveted leisure time -- Vacation!
Application Deadline: Friday, June 18, 2021
Exhibit Start Date: June 30, 2021
Exhibit End Date:October 26, 2021
Elise@Cultural-Council.org, Download exhibit specifications and the Hold Harmless agreement.
Helping People Succeed’s Art for Living Calendar

Area artists are invited to submit examples of their original art work through June 28, 2021 for inclusion not just in this year’s perennial favorite, the Art for Living Calendar, but also to hang in the Art for Living Virtual Gallery.

The current gallery as well as all guidelines, criteria, and responsibilities, plus an application, can be found at www.hpsfl.org.
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Indian River County

ONGOING - Video submissions accepted for Indian River’s Got Talent at the Environmental Learning Center. Indian River County residents only.
Through May, 2021 - Dance classes ongoing at Riverside Theatre.​
Through May 28 - Finger Painter Palmer: Digital Art by Rhett Palmer at Gallery 14, VB
Through June - Spring Back show at The Galleries at First Pres - Joyce Simonton-Clamp, Michele Loftus-Trzcinski, and Donna Ware.
Through June 10 - CCIRC member exhibit at Indian River County Courthouse
Through June 29 - The Promise of Spring - CCIRC Art in Public Places at Intergenerational Recreation Center
Through Sept. 25 - A Tribute to Christo & Jeanne-Claude - The Tom Golden Collection at VBMA
Ongoing - Riverside Theatre’s virtual Putting it Together series. See the website for the link.
May 28-29 - NO Live in the Loop and the Comedy Zone Experience at Riverside Theatre THIS WEEKEND

May 28 - Downtown Friday - Main Street Vero Beach

May 30, 3 p.m. - IRCHS alumnus Dezmond Rogers presents a double bass recital at First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach accompanied by Dr. Jacob Craig. A $10 donation is suggested.

June 2, 6 p.m. - Dianna Rostad at Vero Beach Book Center

June 3-Sept. 10 - 12 x 12 Summer Squared at Gallery 14

June 4, 2021, 5-8 p.m. - First Friday Gallery Stroll on and around 14th Avenue in the historic Downtown Arts District in Vero Beach.

​June 7-July 23, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Weekly Creative Art Camps for Children and Teens at the Vero Beach Art Club Annex & Gallery

​June 8 - Vero Beach Museum Art School summer classes begin
Brevard County

Through May 29 - Strokes by Red (Linda Harrison) at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne

Through May 29 - The World as I See It at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne - Solo artist Jim Kalupa

Through June 30 - Abstraction: Retrospective Memories. The final show at the Foosaner Art Museum

Through June 27 (Fri.-Sun) - HARVEY at Melbourne Civic Theatre, 817 E. Strawbridge Ave., MLB

May 28-30 - John & Jen Live Onstage at Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse

May 31-June 26 - RUST - An Invitational Exhibit at 5th Avenue Art Gallery, MLB

June 19, 7 p.m. - The Wonderful World of Broadway - Space Coast Symphony Orchestra at The Scott Center, Melbourne

June 19, 7 p.m. - Brevard Symphony Orchestra 2021 Summer Evenings concert: Dvorak, Debussy & Disney at Suntree United Methodist Church, Melbourne
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Martin County

Limited classes are ongoing at the Artists Nook at Stuart Art Supply
Through May 30 - Little Shop of Horrors at The Barn Theatre
Through May 31 - The Lure of Florida Fishing at the Elliott Museum.​
Through May 31 - Martin Artisans Guild at Elliott Museum

​June 3-Oct. 31 - Portfolios - Jane Lawton Baldridge, A Sea Story Girl at the Elliott Museum

June 4, 5-9 p.m. - First Friday Art Walk in the Creek Arts District, Stuart.
St. Lucie County

Through June 18- Through the Eye of the Camera Juried Exhibition at Backus Museum & Gallery

Jun 10-12 - A Midsummer Night's Dream at MCAlpin Fine Arts Theatre - IRSC

June 12, 7 p.m. - James Von at Sunrise Theatre, Comedy Corner

June 17-19 - Hooray for Hollywood - IRSC Musical Salute to the Movies - McAlpin Fine Arts Theatre
Beyond the Treasure Coast

Through May 30 - Art in the Gardens Exhibit at Edison Ford Estates
Through May 31 - Orlando Fringe Festival
Through June 6 - Creating Beauty from Disaster exhibit at Edison and Ford Estates
Through July 18, 2021 - Explore the Vaults: Abstraction and the American Scene at Museum of Fine Art St. Pete
Through Aug. 22 - Antioch Reclaimed: Ancient Mosaics at the MFA - Museum of Fine Art St. Petersburg
Sundays at 2 - Upstairs Downstairs Live Theater at the Plant Museum

May 29 - Albert's Band: Back with a Bang - Royal Albert Hall - ticketed

May 30, 12-5 p.m. - Family Day at The Bass

June 8, 10:30 a.m. - Digital Discussion: Florida in the Civil War - Edison and Ford Estates

June 8, 6 p.m. - Facebook Live - From Gilbert Stuart to Jean-Michel Basquiat: American Art at CFAM

June 12, 10 a.m. - GardenTalk: Pruning Shrubs and Trees - Edison and Ford Estates

No. Palm Beach County

Through May - MOSAIC in May at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

Through May 28 - Biennial 2021 juried exhibition at the Main Gallery - Palm Beach Cultural Council.

Through May 30 - Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.): The Krome Drawings at Norton Museum of Art.

Through May 30 - Art Finds a Way at Norton Museum of Art

Through May 30 - Boca Raton Museum of Art - Paul Gervais: Faces and Forms

Through June 13 - Celebrating the Norton: Eighty Years at Norton Museum of Art.

Through July 31 - The New Normal: COVID Times at Palm Beach Photographic Centre

Through Sept. 5 - Boca Raton Museum of Art - An Irresistible Urge toCreate: The Monroe Family Collection of Outsider Art

May 28, 5-7 p.m. - Art After Dark at the Norton

May 28, 7-10 p.m. - Bossa Groove featuring Edlene Hart with Jupiter Jazz Society @ Josco Bar & Oven (157 US HWY 1, Tequesta

May 29-30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Art in the Garden art show & sale presented by the Delray Beach Historical Society & the Colony Hotel, featuring Plein Air Palm Beach. 3 NE 1st St., Delray Beach - Highwaymen artists, Anthony Burks, James Flood, Surfing History display.

June 3,10, 17, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Sumi-e Ink Painting (Floral, Beginner) class at Morikami

June 3, 17 - Sado: Tea Ceremony: Beginner at Morikami

June 4 - Sumi-e Ink Painting (Class); Floral – 10:30am – 12:30pm;  Landscpe – 1:30pm – 3:30pm at Morikami

June 5-6 - Founder's Day Weekend at Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach. Capacity is limited; reservations required by phone only. (561) 655-2833 ext. 10 for tickets

June 6, 13 -  Sado: Tea Ceremony: Beginner at Morikami
Event schedules can change, often at almost the last minute. Verify, double check, and then do it again before you head out the door. And when you do go out, take a mask. Without one, you risk being turned away.
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